Reservation Station Architecture for Mutable Functional Unit Usage in Superscalar Processors

@inproceedings{Solihin1999ReservationSA,
  title={Reservation Station Architecture for Mutable Functional Unit Usage in Superscalar Processors},
  author={Yan Solihin and Kirk W. Cameron and Yong Luo and Dominique Lavenier and Maya Gokhale},
  year={1999}
}
One major bottleneck of a superscalar processor is mismatch of instruction stream mix with functional unit configuration. Depending on the type and number of functional units, the performance loss caused by this mismatch can be significant. In this paper, we introduce mutable functional units (MFU) that enable floating point units to serve integer… CONTINUE READING